I realize that a lot of what I write sounds very black and white. People reading it, who seem to fall outside the legitimate parameters that I discuss in matters of sex and family, might think I am judging them harshly. One reason I discuss things in a general sense is that I want to avoid causing people to feel that way.
But there is another reason. In my mind those people are in a category I think of as “wait and see.”
I firmly believe that most people today, at least in my country and in the West, are operating under erroneous ideas about sex and family formation. So I am always hopeful that they might change their minds if or when they encounter the truth. I don’t judge them because the Gospel always has an open door for people who later realize the truth. As we read in the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, Jesus said:
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
So I don’t judge, because I know what it is like to live under those erroneous ideas. While we live there is hope.